Guitar and Pro Audio 3 Lafayette St., Hudson Falls, 746-9500.
Offering products by Ovation, Washburn, Soundtech, Hartke
bass systems and more.
Strings 1316 Central Ave., Colonie, 458-7717. Concentrating
on guitars and amps with a wide selection of acoustic guitars.
Also PA equipment, repairs and lessons.
Hills Music 772 Saratoga Road, Burnt Hills, 399-6047.
Guitars, amplifiers, school band rentals, and lessons.
Junky Music 1770 Central Ave., Colonie, 452-9431. A small
chain with a reputation for discounts. Focuses on new and
used guitars and amps, drums and keyboards.
Sound 3905 State St., Schenectady, 370-3701. One of the
more established music stores in the area, with one of the
largest selections of new and used equipment around these
Center 145 Wolf Road, Colonie, 446-1500. This full-service
music store offers a full selection of guitars, amps, drums,
keyboards as well as used and vintage gear (they take trades).
They advertise low prices, but pride themselves on customer
service with knowledgeable salespeople.
Parkwood Plaza, Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-4455; 727 State
St., Schenectady, 374-7433. Not exclusively for rock &
rollers. Along with the requisite guitars, basses and drums,
there’s woodwind, brass and more. In fact, Hermie’s boasts
that it has “any kind of musical instrument you’re looking
Hilton Music Colonie Center, Colonie, 459-9400. Full selection
of guitars, amps, PAs, band instruments, lessons and more.
There’s a new grand piano department too.
Music 40 Russell Road, Albany, 459-8298. A warehouse o’
instruments: guitars, drums, PAs and more. Friendly to the
discount shopper. Also lessons and fully equipped rehearsal
Music 1602 Route 9, Clifton Park, 383-0300. Specializes
in vintage/used equipment and repairs but also offers new
equipment, band instruments, a PA selection, lessons and rentals,
everything but keyboards. A fun amp-browsing spot.
Rhythm Section 104 Mohawk Ave. (Route 5), Scotia, 388-8488.
Full-service music store, catering to beginning-to-professional
musicians. Small enough to give personal attention to every
customer’s needs, yet large enough to provide value in instruments
Guitar 438 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 581-1604. New,
used and vintage guitars in this cozy store, along with repair
service. Willing to buy and trade.